April 4, 2016
For Immediate Release
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Gators return to top spot after A&M sweep
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FLORIDA TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 19th year with its 2016 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 22-June 30 (weekly through June 6) following the 70th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritrade Park.

The Florida Gators (27-3) have returned as No. 1 for the seventh time in eight surveys. Texas A&M topped the poll on March 28 after Florida (preseason No. 1 and Feb. 22-29-March 7-14-21) held down the No. 1 position in the initial six 2016 compilations. The 2016 poll voters come from 42 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current survey has representation by 12 different conferences (and 14 for the season) among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2016 NCAA Division I ranks. The rankings of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week while 16 separate circuits had team rankings in '15. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to ncbwa.com.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. Florida Southeastern 27-3 4-0 3
2. Miami Atlantic Coast 23-4 3-0 2
3. Vanderbilt Southeastern 23-5 3-1 4
4. Louisville Atlantic Coast 22-5 3-0 5
5. Texas A&M Southeastern 22-6 1-3 1
6. TCU Big 12 22-5 4-0 8
7. Florida State Atlantic Coast 19-6 1-1 7
8. Mississippi State Southeastern 20-8-1 3-1 11
9. South Carolina Southeastern 24-5 1-3 6
10. California Pacific-12 18-6 4-0 12
11. Oregon State Pacific-12 19-7 3-2 9
12. Florida Atlantic Conference USA 21-4 3-0 17
13. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 20-7 1-3 10
14. Ole Miss Southeastern 21-7 1-2 13
15. LSU Southeastern 18-9 2-2 15
16. Missouri State Missouri Valley 22-5 3-1 19
17. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 19-9 3-1 23
18. Clemson Atlantic Coast 21-7 4-1 24
19. Oklahoma State Big 12 19-9 2-2 18
20. Virginia Atlantic Coast 18-11 1-3 14
21. Michigan Big Ten 20-5 4-0 25
22. BYU West Coast 23-3 3-0 26
23. UC Santa Barbara Big West 20-6 2-2 22
24. Arkansas Southeastern 19-9 1-3 16
25. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 20-7 2-2 21
26. Louisiana Sun Belt 18-10 3-1 27
27. Houston American Athletic 17-10 1-3 20
28. Kentucky Southeastern 20-8 3-2 28
29. East Carolina American Athletic 19-9 3-1 -
30. College of Charleston Colonial 20-8 3-1 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (16-11), Bryant (16-5), Cal State Fullerton (16-11), Coastal Carolina (20-9), Dallas Baptist (18-9), Fresno State (20-8), Lamar (20-7), Long Beach State (17-10), Michigan State (19-4), Nebraska (19-8), New Mexico (19-9), Ohio State (19-7-1), Rice (17-10), South Alabama (21-7), Southeast Missouri State (20-8), Southeastern Louisiana (22-7), Southern Miss (22-7), Stanford (14-8), Texas Tech (20-8), Tulane (19-8), UNC Greensboro (23-6).
Dropped out: UCLA (29), Oregon (30).
By conference: Southeastern 9, Atlantic Coast 8, American 2, Big 12 2, Pacific-12 2, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Colonial 1, Conference USA 1, Missouri Valley 1, Sun Belt 1, West Coast 1.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2016 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Florida)
Feb. 22 (Florida)
Feb. 29 (Florida)
March 7 (Florida)
March 14 (Florida)
March 21 (Florida)
March 28 (Texas A&M)
April 4 (Florida)
April 11 (Miami)
April 18 (Florida)
April 25 (Florida)
May 2 (Florida)
May 9 (Florida)
May 16 (Florida)
May 23 (Mississippi State)
May 30 (Texas A&M)
June 8 (Texas A&M)
Final (Coastal Carolina)